Monday, November 7, 2016

FALL CSA Newsletter ~ Week 2

Over the next few days we will be digging over 1000ft of storage carrots this is the last crop that we need to get out of the ground and store before winter and to be honest I think our fork says it all about this season!!

We had a little more rain last week but it was interesting to read the following article on the drought in the Intelligencer and to hear on the radio that Stirling still remains in a Level 3 drought and that residents sill need to reduce their water usage by 50%. For as much as we are loving these warm November days we still need a lot more rain before the ground freezes and winter sets in. 

We left one of our rapini and braising greens bed to flower this fall and we will leave it in bloom for a little longer before we flail it down, as Michael's bees have been foraging away on the plants over the last few days.

Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to fill out this years survey, it will be up for another week and then we will start planning for next season!

This weeks basket:
Green onions
Escarole - This was in the boxes at the beginning of the season and is amazing.  It looks like a large lettuce head but will have a mild bitter taste to it.  Escarole can be eaten raw, or chopped up into a potato hash mix or grilled on the BBQ and served with a balsamic and olive oil dressing.
Rosie pac choy and arugula
Arugula - This crop has done so well in the heat and has a great peppery flavour to it.  It can be enjoyed raw in a salad or can be added as a topping to pizza, or added to a potato curry
Pac Choy - This one has a deep aubergine colour and always does well in the fall.  They are normally larger than this but we are just happy to see them this year what ever the size!
Cilantro - This crop just keeps on giving! If you do not want to use it fresh then just place in a freezer bag and use when needed over the winter months.
Here's a link to 22 recipes that use cilantro including a great recipe for humus and pesto.
Kohlrabi - We know the outer skin does not look very attractive from it being in storage but the inside is still white and crisp and yummy!
Acorn Squash

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